Auburn, Alabama, USA – The McWhorter School of Building Science in Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction, or CADC, this fall will welcome the first group of building construction doctoral students in the state of Alabama when the semester begins on August 17.
The start of the doctoral program – which is one of only seven such programs in the country – aligns the terminal degree of the McWhorter School of Building Science with comparable graduate programs in building construction/construction management – like the University of Florida, Virginia Tech, Texas A&M and Purdue University – across the nation.
The doctorate in building construction is a research-based degree focused on the generation of new knowledge through innovative exploration of theory, development of creative perspectives and applications of new technologies to address the challenges of creating and maintaining a sustainable built environment. It emphasizes original, interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary scholarship in key and emerging areas of building construction.
The degree will be suited for students and professionals interested in advancing their knowledge and skills in the areas of high-performance buildings, n-D modeling and simulation of building construction processes, sustainable construction, integrated project delivery, facilities maintenance and management and innovative construction education.